Through a recent survey, the Ballarat Interagency Taskforce on Gambling Harm sought the views of our community on gambling to inform the actions of both the Taskforce as a whole and of the individual partnering organisations.
The survey asked questions about the type and frequency of gambling people participate in, the availability of gambling products, and views about the impact of gambling in Ballarat.
The survey took around 5 minutes to complete and was be open from Wednesday 1 May until Sunday 9th June, 2019. Surveys were able to completed by following the link on this page. Hard copies were also available from the City of Ballarat, Phoenix Building and Ballarat Community Health's Wendouree, Victoria Street, Sebastopol and Lucas sites.
All feedback from the survey has been collated into a report which is available on the right hand side of this mySay page and at the locations identified above.
Ballarat Interagency Taskforce on Gambling Harm
The member organisations of the Ballarat Interagency Taskforce on Gambling Harm currently include Ballarat Community Health, the City of Ballarat, Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Centre, Central Highlands Primary Care Partnership, and Compassionate Ballarat. The Taskforce is established to advocate for the reduced harm from gambling in the City of Ballarat using a public health approach.
Possible risks and potential benefits to participants
Gambling may be a sensitive topic for some people. If you do experience any distress or feel you need any additional support regarding gambling, please contact one of the services listed below:
Gambler’s Help - For free confidential support or to make an appointment with a counsellor in your area. Call: 1800 858 858
Gambler’s Help Online - Go to http://www.gamblinghelponline.org.au/foronlineassitance
Lifeline - Lifeline provides free professional and confidential telephone counselling, support and information services. Call 13 11 14.